Thursday, November 03, 2011

Poppy Military Green Layering

Good evening!

First of all I would like to welcome my new readers who found their way here after seeing my guest post over at Oooh, Shinies! I am glad so many of you liked my cupcake manicure and thanks again to Bregje for having me on her blog. I really had fun preparing this guest post. Since I did this manicure I have been craving cake and yesterday evening I pulled my Martha Stewart Cupcake recipe book from my bookshelf and I think I will prepare some yummy cupcakes this upcoming weekend :D Just can't decide if it'll be chocolate or fruits, haha. 

Today I would like to share with you a little layering manicure I did some days ago. In a swap I was finally able to get Finger Paints' Fall Fashionista collection which I have been lemming ever since I've seen the first swatches of it. This collection only contains creme shades but somehow I fell in love with those dusty colors. One of them is Military Green which is... well, it is a dark military green creme :) As I like to spice up an existing mani on the second day, I layered the Essence Pop topcoat from their recent Re-Mix Your Style limited edition over it. If you click "Read more" be prepared for some picture spam :) You can click all the images to enlarge them!

Military Green probably is the average dusty army green we have seen a couple of times this Fall. Yet I like this one a lot, also because if its formulation. It went on flawlessly and I needed only two coats for full opacity. It dried quick yet a tidbit darker than in the bottle.

Essence's Pop topcoat is a sheer mauve base with tons of tiny holo particles that create a slight linear holographic effect on the nails. In addition it contains larger holo particles that are extremely sparkly when the light hits them.

Due to the mauve base color this top coat changes the color of the nail polish underneath, yet I think it can go along well with a variety of colors. Though I have not tried it over another nail polish so far.

As you can probably tell from the whole bunch of pictures I am showing you I am in love with this top coat and the effect it adds to a manicure. I promise you there will be only two more pictures and then I am done with the picture spam.

See, you made it through :) I cannot wait to try the other colors of the Fall Fashionista collection and see what they look like in person. And of course I have to try this stunning top coat over other polishes as well.

If you would like to get your bottle of Military Green or another Fall Fashionista polish you can find Finger Paints at Sally's Beauty for $4,99 per 15ml/0.5oz bottle. Essence is sold by most drugstores in Germany as well as by Ulta in the US. Sadly over here the Re-Mix Your Style LE is already gone but it might come to the US. As a base coat I used Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle, then two coats of Military Green and finally two thin coats of Pop TC.

Have you picked up any of the Re-Mix Your Style top coats or Fall Fashionista polishes? What is your favorite layering combination?

Have a great week and thanks for reading,
- Sabine

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